If someone cuts off your hair
while you are sleeping, you have a right
to a broken heart, a right
to your mourning.
There may well be long days ahead
in which you can barely go on
thinking so heavily of what you’ve lost.
But when the moment is right,
you will rediscover your strength.
You’ll realize the pillars you’re chained between
are truly weapons
more powerful than any you’ve ever held.
The foundations of your prison
are at the mercy of your own strength,
and you will destroy your captors once
you find it again.
Your story will resolve with you undefeated,
throwing victory in the face of the foolish,
crushing them powerless with
your refusal to forget or pretend against the truth that
you have access to a strength
that is stronger than anything—
including lions, lying lovers, or Philistines.